The New York Yankees have released Aaron Hicks, 34.
The Yankees announced the release of Hicks prior to their home game on Sunday against the San Diego Padres.
The team removed Hicks from the 40-man roster on Nov. 21 and finally parted ways with him after he cleared waivers.
The relationship was over, but the money was not. This was the fifth year of his seven-year, $70 million contract, and he was making $10.5 million. He’s owed another $20 million through 2025.
If Hicks finds a new team, they will only have to pay him the minimum salary.
Hicks, who came to the Yankees from the Minnesota Twins via trade in November 2015, batted .232 with a .337 on-base percentage and .398 slugging percentage in 651 games over eight seasons with the Yankees.
In 137 games in 2018, he batted .248 with a .366 on-base percentage, .467 slugging percentage, 27 home runs and 79 RBIs, but has since been plagued by injuries and struggles. 먹튀검증
In 28 games this season, he is batting just .188 (13-for-69) with a .263 on-base percentage, .261 slugging percentage, one home run and five RBIs.
Meanwhile, the Yankees recalled right-hander Randy Vasquez from Triple-A to start tonight’s game. They had previously cleared a spot by demoting left-hander Nick Ramirez to Triple-A after the previous day’s game.